Environmental Education Internship

Hartley Nature Center
Internships - Paid
Duluth, MN

Environmental Education Internship

Summer Position Description


Position: Environmental Educator

Status: Full-Time, 40 hours/week

Start date: May 28, 2019

End date: August 16, 2019

Benefits: stipend of up to $800/month  

Extensive in-house training and professional development

Granite Gear daypack upon completion

Deadline: open until filled               


The Environmental Educator will join a friendly, dynamic staff that is dedicated to carrying out Hartley Nature Center’s mission of inspiring lifelong connections with nature through education, play and exploration.



  • Develop and teach environmental education programs and nature-based day camps to youth ages 4-12
  • Participate in staff trainings on outdoor learning, nature play, behavior management, lesson plan development, etc.
  • Contribute to nature center projects, such as our organizational newsletter, equipment care and purchasing, caring for native plant gardens, live animal exhibits, monarch butterfly exhibit, etc.
  • 40 hours per week preferred, between 8am-8pm, Monday-Friday, plus one weekend day per month.



  • Genuine interest in working with children in the outdoors
  • Experience teaching environmental education or outdoor recreation
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to relate with people of all ages and abilities in a positive manner
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Availability to work occasional evenings and weekends


Application Procedure:

More information is available on our website (www.hartleynature.org).  Applicants please include a cover letter, resume and a minimum of two professional or educational references. Please direct applications or inquiries to:


Tiffany Smith, Education Director

Hartley Nature Center

3001 Woodland Ave

Duluth, MN 55803